THE ICELANDIC HORSE

The Icelandic horse came with the Vikings more than 1000 years ago and when traveling in Iceland one can be sure to see them still here in Iceland. That is, the horses, not the Vikings. We tend to refer to them as the most useful servant. The reason for that expression is because for centuries it was the most important working animal as well as the only means of transportation until the automobile arrived. The Icelandic horse is small, with big personality, has five gaits and the only one in the world that has „tölt“. The most useful servant is also so colorful that the Icelandic language has more than 100 names for its color and patterns. That is quite something.

The herd
The herd

Last summer while traveling we came across this herd of horses being driven cross country. We pulled aside and just enjoyed watching those magnificent and beautiful creatures running by.

Come to think of it the color combination of the first horse on the picture is a bit similar to this nature colored Skinna.

Skinna
Skinna

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